About this object

Large silver-gilt trumpet brooch . Elaborate scroll pattern on head (two large open scrolls with complex moulding inside; separated by two trumpet-like mouldings. Central petalled knop. The lower bow in triangular in section and has two curvilinear relief-moulded designs resembling stylised waves, with projecting points, and diminishing in size toward the foot. Extensive evidence of parcel gilting. Terminates in petalled foot. The pin and head loop are missing. The catchplate has 6 or 7 perforations,which form part of ?zoomorphic decorative element on one side.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Ornament; Brooch
  • Culture
  • Date made
    Roman (43 AD - 409 AD); 2nd Century AD; AD 180's
  • Materials
    Metal; silver with gold gilt
  • Location
    Congleton Museum,
  • Place collected
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Cheshire: Knutsford
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    61.8 g
Object view = Archaeology
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